Omelga MTHIYANE was born in South Africa in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, a town outside Durban. She studied Video Technology at Technikon Natal. In 2001 she was selected for the Encounters Documentary Laboratory where she was trained in making documentaries. Omelga is also a member of the Filmmakers Against Racism initiative.
(all short doc) Body Beautiful (2003), Ikhaya/Home (2004), Baraka/Blessing (2008, co-dir), Siyabonga mama/Thank You Mama (2010), Li Xia's Salon (2011)